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Gymkata (1985)

R | | Action, Thriller | 3 May 1985 (USA)
An American gymnast travels to a foreign country to compete in a deadly game not won by anyone other than a native in more than 900 years.

Director:

Robert Clouse

Writers:

Charles Robert Carner (screenplay by), Dan Tyler Moore (based on the novel "The Terrible Game" by)

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Kurt Thomas ... Jonathan Cabot
Tetchie Agbayani ... Princess Rubali
Richard Norton ... Zamir
Edward Michael Bell Edward Michael Bell ... Paley (as Edward Bell)
John Barrett John Barrett ... Gomez
Conan Lee ... Hao
Bob Schott ... Thorg
Buck Kartalian ... The Kahn
Eric Lawson Eric Lawson ... Colonel Cabot
Sonny Barnes Sonny Barnes ... Western Trainer
Tadashi Yamashita ... Eastern Trainer
Sharan Lea ... Connie
Zlatko Pokupec Zlatko Pokupec ... Mackle (as Z. Pokupec)
Slobodan Dimitrijevic Slobodan Dimitrijevic ... Tamerlane (as S. Dimitrijevic)
Ivo Kristof Ivo Kristof ... Brockschmidt (as I. Kristof)
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Storyline

Johnathan Cabot is a champion gymnast. In the tiny, yet savage, country of Parmistan, there is a perfect spot for a "star wars" site. For the US to get this site, they must compete in the brutal "Game". The government calls on Cabot, the son of a former operative, to win the game. Cabot must combine his gymnastics skills of the west with fighting secrets of the east and form GYMKATA! Written by Max Halperin <halperin@usc.edu>

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Taglines:

The skill of gymnastics, the kill of karate. See more »

Genres:

Action | Thriller

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA | Japan

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 May 1985 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Asia Mission See more »

Filming Locations:

Adriatic Sea See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,261,845, 5 May 1985

Gross USA:

$5,730,596

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$5,730,596
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Metrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Featured in Rob Hill's The Bad Movie Bible. See more »

Quotes

Colonel Cabot: [wounded] Win, Johnny...
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Connections

Spoofed in Gin Kata (1993) See more »

Soundtracks

Get Even
Written by Alan Nathanson and Roger Stone
Performed by Remote Control
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This movie is a cult CLASSIC!
23 January 2003 | by jzeleskySee all my reviews

Seriously, this movie is completely under appreciated as a mid-80's cult classic. It's absurd plot and wooden performances are what make the film so likeable. If you watch "Gymkata" expecting to see a solid performance by an Olympic gymnast, then you are missing the allure this film has on so many 28-35 year old men that secretly rent this title at least once a year ... for a good laugh. The movie is funny because it's so bad and takes itself so seriously. Enjoy it. Stop analyzing it as of it were ever intended to be a cinematic masterpiece. Bad movies deserve good ratings because they are so unintentionally funny. So, rent Gymkata, Glitter, and any movie with Julia Stiles, sit back, relax, and marvel at the unintentional comedy.


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